Texting & Distracted Driving Accidents
Our Charleston Injury Lawyers Can Hold Negligent Drivers Responsible
If you have come to this page because you were injured in a car crash caused by a driver who was distracted by texting, you are not alone. Our Charleston car accident lawyers at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC have dealt with many cases involving distracted drivers. We are a skilled team of lawyers dedicated to helping victims. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, driver distraction was the cause of about 18 percent of all injury-related crashes in 2010.
Distracted Driving & Texting While Driving Statistics
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has found that:
- Text messaging while driving creates a crash risk 23 times worse than driving while not distracted.
- In 2010 alone, 3,267 people were killed in distracted driver crashes which increased to 3,331 people being killed in distracted driver crashes in 2011.
- Additionally, in 2010 and 2011, over 800,000 people were injured in motor vehicle accidents involving a distracted driver.
West Virginia Laws Against Distracted Driving
In 2012 West Virginia passed legislation which banned the use of handheld devices as well as a complete ban on texting while driving. People who do not take these laws and their conduct on the road seriously should be held liable if their actions kill or injure other people. Those who devote their full attention to the road and do not talk on the phone or text while driving could save not only their own lives but also the lives of all others on the highways.
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If you or a loved one were injured in a car crash caused by a driver who was distracted by texting, contact a Charleston car accident attorney at Berthold Law Firm, PLLC to help you recover the significant losses you have suffered. We have nearly 75 years of experience and have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
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